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Bobsledder Eats KFC Chicken Strips on the Go

Two-man team eats KFC Go Cup chicken strips while bobsledding
#HowDoYouKFC. Photo: Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Marketers with Yum Brands are using social media and traditional media to link together the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and KFC's new Go Cup. KFC released a video of what it says is the first ever two-man bobsledding team that doesn't just man the sled but eats chicken at the same time.

Era Ends for Northwestern KFC Franchise

The Colonel watches on
A silhouette in a KFC of Colonel Sanders watching. photo/bmm

Scott Dickenson is shuttering his KFC business, Dickinson Northwest Inc, because of a string of declining sales.

FranAd Bowl 2013, Super Bowl XLVII Ads

Taca Bell's Grandpa Goes Wild commercial pre-released for Super Bowl 2013
Taco Bell's pre-released Super Bowl commercial, "Grandpa Goes Wild". photo from YouTube video

NEW ORLEANS — Super Bowl XLVII is starting up. It's time for Blue MauMau's annual FranAd Bowl, where Blue MauMau watches the commercials from franchisors.

National Press Writes about Restaurant Franchising

On May 18th, the national press, both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, wrote about restaurant franchising. Some additional notes are warranted.

KFC Loses $10M Salmonella Lawsuit

An 11 year old Sydney girl has won her case against KFC after a salmonella contaminated ‘twister’ left her with acquired spastic quadriplegia and a profound intellectual disability. Monika Samaan will spend the rest of her life in a wheel chair.

KFC Sizzles in Developing World, Fizzles in Rich

Yum Brands headquarters in Louisville
Sunset last weekend at Yum Brands' world headquarters in Louisville, Ky.

CEO of Yum Brands David Novak is watching his home turf wither away while robustly exploiting the restaurant brands' advantages abroad.

Home Based Franchises Keep on Growing

The number of home based franchises continues to grow and in some franchise segments the home based feature exists in the majority of the franchise companies. Looking back into franchise history the typical franchise was a bricks and mortar franchise whether it was a KFC, Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds.

Yum to Refranchise U.S. Units, Grow China

A KFC Store in China
A KFC restaurant in Beijing, China. photo/Kyle Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) announced today that it expects to deliver at least 10% EPS growth in 2012.

When KFC Serves Congee, Is It KFC?

Century egg and pork congee by avlxyz on FlickrChina is changing the way business operates, including franchise menus.

Chick-fil-A Leads in Store Sales & EBITDA

2010 Average EBITDA% for a chicken QSR
Source: Pacific Management Consulting Group

Here are US average annual sales (AUV) and estimated average store level EBITDA as a percentage of sales for select chicken quick service restaurant brands in 2010 as collected by our firm.